SharePoint Excel Services RetryError – Excel Services is unable to process the request.

In this post, you’ll learn about the error message “RetryError – Excel Services is unable to process the request.” that you usually receive when working eith the Excel Services in SharePoint.

When working with SharePoint Excel Services, there are error codes that are generated in the SOAP exception when the errors occur in the Excel Services. You can use the SubCode property that is available in the SoapException class to identity these error codes and troubleshoot the issue.

Error Message

RetryError – Excel Services is unable to process the request.

Reason for the Error

Excel Services might at times reach a state where its resources are low. When this happens, it might start denying requests.

Solution

Wait a few minutes and try to perform this operation again.